Industries

Nov 4, 2020
Burnaby-based Teradici talks bringing the World Series to life, winning an Emmy
Nathan Caddell

Chances are you’re not super familiar with the name Teradici, but if you haven’t already consumed entertainment that the Burnaby-based company had a hand in creating, you probably will soon. Launched in 2004, Teradici has evolved over the years, but its core...

Nov 2, 2020
B.C. residents show surprising financial confidence in wake of COVID-19: report
By the Editors

You’d expect an annual survey aimed at gauging the financial confidence of Canadians to be an absolute bloodbath in 2020. Yet somehow, the results really aren’t all that bad, especially in B.C., where residents are more upbeat about their finances than...

Nov 1, 2020
Against the Grain: How three B.C. forest companies have thrived during tough times for the industry
Ryan Stuart

The sales numbers told Roger Keery that things were turning around at Skeena Sawmills. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Terrace mill had sold out its lumber production two months in advance. Its new $20-million wood pellet plant was exceeding expectations. And its wood chips were in demand to make medical...

Oct 29, 2020
Placing odds on the next BC Liberal Party leader
Nathan Caddell

All things considered, Andrew Wilkinson’s resignation speech was quite appropriate. Lasting just over a minute, featuring zero accountability and apparently delivered without consulting the rest of his caucus, the former BC Liberal Party head honcho’s farewell really was a Coles Notes reading...

Oct 28, 2020
Vast majority of Canadians believe B.C. has the best cannabis in the country: report
By the Editors

It’s not shocking that most Canadians believe B.C. bud reigns supreme in the country. But you might be surprised to learn that many of this province’s cannabis consumers don’t actually know where their stuff is from. In a recent survey produced by...

Oct 28, 2020
Victoria developer GMC Projects makes the argument for high-quality rentals over condos
Nathan Caddell

When Jordan Milne joined GMC Projects in late 2006, the company was really just him, his father, Lorne, and controller Glenda Infanti. The Victoria-based real estate developer focused on office and industrial properties back then, but the younger Milne was...

Oct 23, 2020
Alternate Routes: British Columbians have a few choices when it comes to ride-hailing
Nathan Caddell

Even though ride-hailing has been a thing for several months in (at least some parts of) our fair province, you might be surprised to know that Lyft and Uber aren’t the only companies offering transport to anyone with a charged cellphone. In fact, there are some B.C.-based businesses trying to...

Oct 22, 2020
3 B.C. companies make Forbes list of the world’s best employers
By the Editors

Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is the top Canadian company to appear in this year’s edition of Forbes’ list of the world’s best employers. The publication’s fourth annual ranking is based on survey results from 160,000 full- and part-time workers in 58...

Oct 20, 2020
Supportive apparel company Stoko blazes trail from the basement of UBC to full-fledged business
Nathan Caddell

I last talked to Zack Eberwein two-and-a-half years ago. Not too much has changed for me since then, honestly. For him, it might as well have been a decade. The then-23-year-old was tinkering in the basement of UBC’s Institute for Computing...

Oct 20, 2020
Bank Shot: Canada may be a laggard, but these B.C. fintechs are ready for open banking
Michael McCullough

If you’re like me, you have a small pile of change on your dresser or bedside table. It’s been making the rounds of your pants and jacket pockets for months. As the COVID-19 pandemic has mandated a shift to contactless payment—the tap of a credit card or scan of a...

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